Scuba Diving Near Elbow Cay

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At over 130 miles long, the Abaco Reef is the third largest barrier reef in the world, and visitors of Elbow Cay have extremely easy access to this reef system.  You can sign up for an open water dive that will take you right to the site, and for those who aren't PADI certified, you can take courses while on the island that will typically include a dive at the reef in the end so that you don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  

There are a couple of dive services, a dive shop, and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering can be seen in the following table.

Dive Shops Near Elbow Cay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Froggies Out Island Adventures Dive Shop//12577 (242) 366-0431 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

If you're ready to go diving, you can check with Dive Abaco. Operating out of Conch Inn Resort and Marina, Dive Abaco is your full-service scuba diving facility. Not only can you sign up for certification courses and participate in dives, but this company will also set you up with a place to stay and include diving as part of a package deal. They are found within Marsh Harbour, West of Elbow Cay.

Another good option is Froggies Out Island Adventures. Run by a husband and wife team with a love for the islands and over 30 years of experience in the sport of scuba diving, you won't find a happier group of people ready to share their love of diving with you than these two. You can reach them at (242) 366-0431.

A few details regarding diving services in the area are shown in this table:

Dive Operators Near Elbow Cay
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco (800) 247-5338 5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco
Froggies Out Island Adventures (242) 366-0431 0.0 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

Dive Sites

Check this table for some information regarding one of the area's best known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Elbow Cay
Name Quality Visibility Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Man-O-War Cay -- -- -- -- -- 26.5938272838 -77.0111655956

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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